Staging Design Professional™

FAQs - All the juicy details

How do I become a certified stager?

While there is no licensing required to become a stager, certification through a recognized training program is essential to your success. This course will prepare you in every way to launch and grow your staging career. When you complete the course, you will be able to download your certificate with the prestigious Staging Design Professional™ designation (SDP™).

What makes this the BEST staging course available?

Unlike many courses out there, this one was created by a team of stagers who are in the trenches, actively staging homes on a daily basis. Our company has grown from a little idea to one of the largest and most successful staging teams in the world. You get to benefit from our experience, as well as our mistakes.

Principles of great design are the basis for everything you will learn. You will be able to confidently articulate the strategic reasons for every staging recommendation you make.

Our training INCLUDES our color module. Confidence in color selections of tile, paint, and fabric is essential to being a Staging Design Professional™, so of course it is INCLUDED in our SDP training.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T….Find out what it means to your clients.

I have already been staging for a while. Will this course benefit me?

Absolutely! You will discover so many ways to improve and enhance your staging business. You have been using your amazing intuition, but now you will have the tools and skills to take it to the next level.

How long do I have to complete the course?

There are 15 modules that can be completed in 15 days! The course is self-paced so you can power through and launch your business quickly, or you can take your time and savor each juicy morsel of information. You will have access to the course for one year, but can download all of the forms, checklist, tools, etc permanently.

How soon can I get started?

Immediately! Your online training access begins as soon as you complete the registration process.

What about the live sessions? Do I have to wait for the next available one before I can get started?

The incredible hands-on sessions are where you will really get some personal experience and coaching. To maximize that time, you must complete the online portions of the training prior to coming to the seminar. We have way too much to share with you to fit both into those precious few days.

How easy is it to navigate through the course?

Easy as ABC. You will be guided through step-by-step and can track your progress as you move through the modules. You must pass each assessment with 80% accuracy to receive credit.

I need help getting my business set up. Do you cover that in the training?

Everything you need to get rolling and to grow your business is included. We figured it all out the hard way, so you don’t have to.

Can I customize the forms for my own use?

Yes! No need to reinvent the wheel. There are a bajillion forms, contracts, checklists, etc that we have already created for you to customize. These are the papers that we developed over the years and use every day.

What is the Staging Studio Society?

The Staging Studio Society is a Facebook Group where you can post questions and share your experience with other stagers. We host regular fb live sessions and encourage members to use #AskStagingStudio to submit questions. This is an invaluable ongoing resource.

What is your refund policy?

We are so confident that this course will be invaluable to you, that if for any reason you are dissatisfied, we offer a full refund.

Where is the training held?

Of course, the online portion can be accessed anywhere in the world that has wifi. The Master Level Hands-On Training is based from our warehouse at 1516 W Contour, San Antonio, TX. From there, we will caravan to the homes that we will stage, so you really just need to get to the warehouse and back each day.

What is the dress code?

Business casual for the first day and casual for the next 2 days. Keep in mind that our local weather is usually pretty hot, so check the forecast before you pack. You will be on your feet a good bit, so wear comfortable shoes.

Do you offer the hands-on training in my area?

In order to provide the opportunity to stage both an occupied and a vacant home, we need access to our inventory of furnishings, moving truck, crew, client list, etc here in San Antonio. You will also benefit from seeing a large staging company and its systems in action. Therefore, at this time the live training is only offered in San Antonio.

What is included in the San Antonio portion?

Staging Studio will provide lunch and snacks during the 3 days of training. Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, but you can probably count on Torchy’s Tacos at least one day, if Roxanne has her way.

What are the hours involved?

Training is scheduled 9-5 for the hands-on sessions, including Q/A time. On the second evening, you have the option of meeting us for dinner at a local restaurant (dutch treat), but other evenings you are free to explore our beautiful city on your own or with some of your classmates. San Antonio is a favorite tourist destination, so you may want to add a day or 2 to taste more margaritas.

Will I need to rent a car in San Antonio?

Uber or Lyft are very convenient and inexpensive options in San Antonio. You will need to make your way to and from the warehouse each day, but can easily catch a ride with us from there to the stagings.

What if I would like to bring a friend?

Any friend of yours is a friend of ours. If you register together, each receives $100 off the Master Level course.

Can I share the course?

Staging Studio retains the copyright to all of the training provided. It is intended for the use of our students only. You are free to use the forms and checklists in your own business, but please do not distribute in any other way without express permission.

What if I need to cancel?

In the event of an emergency that makes it impossible for an applicant to attend after registering, we will do our best to transfer you to an alternate scheduled date. For changes more than one month ahead, a $100 transfer fee will apply. For changes less than one month ahead, a $200 transfer fee will apply. Refunds will not be granted unless the decision to cancel has been made by Staging Studio. In this case, student has the option of a full refund or transfer to another scheduled date.

Tell me about the "Give Back" thing.

We are so glad you asked because this is something that we are passionate about.

It’s wonderful to transform houses, but even better is to transform lives. When you invest in your success through Staging Studio’s Training, you’re not only investing in yourself, but you’re also helping families, women, and children improve their lives. Upon registration for your course, YOU get to choose which non-profit to partner with and Staging Studio will donate 10%.

Check out our Partners

What if I live in the San Antonio area?

We hold nothing back in this course - We give away the farm! Since we openly share so much proprietary information about our pricing, marketing, and business model, the Master Class is not available to San Antonio or Austin stagers. 

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